Baseball Drops Series Opener At Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. – Kevin Abel allowed two hits and a run in six innings and Andy Armstrong tallied his 14th multiple-hit effort of the season but Oregon State lost the opener of a three-game series at Oregon, 4-1, Friday night at PK Park.
Abel and Oregon left-handed pitcher Robert Ahlstrom dueled. Abel struck out eight while Ahlstrom held the Beavers to five hits and a run with nine strikeouts in seven innings. Neither figured in the decision.
Armstrong finished with a 2-for-3 night, doubling in the fourth and singling in the sixth.
The Beavers (21-8 overall, 7-3 Pac-12 Conference) tied the game at one in the eighth thanks to an inning-opening triple by Jacob Melton and sacrifice fly by Ryan Ober. Oregon (17-7, 4-3), however, took the lead back in the bottom half of the inning thanks to a bases-loaded walk, a hit by pitch and then another walk.
The Ducks opened the game's scoring on a solo home run by Gabe Matthews in the fifth.
Chase Watkins allowed two hits and three runs in 1/3 of an inning in the eighth. He took the loss to drop to 0-1 this season.
Andrew Mosiello picked up the win for Oregon after getting the final three outs of the eighth. He is 2-1 this season.
Oregon State and Oregon continue the series Saturday night at PK Park in Eugene. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. PT. The Rivalry Series is presented by Safeway-Albertsons, Spirit Mountain Casino, PacificSource Health Plans, Your Local Toyota Dealers and First Interstate Bank.
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The game will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks, Pac-12.com and the Pac-12 Now app. Live stats, info on the Beaver Sports Network and TuneIn and more can also be found by visiting osubeavers.com.
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